India Inflation Rate 2012-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in India increased 4.88 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, higher than 3.58 percent in October and well above market expectations of 4.2 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since August of 2016, mainly due to rises in cost of vegetables and fuel. Inflation Rate in India averaged 6.73 percent from 2012 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 12.17 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 1.54 percent in June of 2017.

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India Inflation Rate at 15-Month High of 4.88%


Consumer prices in India increased 4.88 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, higher than 3.58 percent in October and well above market expectations of 4.2 percent. It is the highest inflation rate since August of 2016, mainly due to rises in cost of vegetables and fuel.

Prices went up faster for food and beverages (4.41 percent from 2.26 percent in October). The food index alone rose 4.42 percent, above 1.9 percent in the previous month. Inflation accelerated for vegetables (22.48 percent from 7.47 percent) and fruits (6.19 percent from 5.05 percent) while prices of pulses fell more (-23.53 percent from -23.13 percent).

Also, prices went up faster for housing (7.36 percent from 6.68 percent); fuel and light (7.92 percent from 6.36 percent) and clothing and footwear (4.96 percent from 4.76 percent).

The corresponding provisional inflation rates for rural and urban areas are 4.79 percent and 4.9 percent (3.36 percent and 3.81 percent respectively in October).

Joana Taborda |
12/12/2017 12:21:30 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.28% 3.28% 3.60% 3.6%
2017-11-13 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.58% 3.28% 3.46% 3.5%
2017-12-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.88% 3.58% 4.20% 4%
2018-01-12 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.88%
2018-02-13 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-03-14 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY


India Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.88 3.58 12.17 1.54 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 137.60 136.10 137.60 86.81 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 124.60 120.20 146.50 100.00 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.30 115.50 117.20 62.44 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.93 3.59 34.68 -11.31 percent [+]
Export Prices 372.00 300.00 372.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 518.00 518.00 518.00 100.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 4.42 1.90 14.72 -2.12 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.10 0.67 1.77 -1.00 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 118.10 117.80 118.30 103.20 Index Points [+]


India Inflation Rate

In 2013, the consumer price index replaced the wholesale price index (WPI) as a main measure of inflation. In India, the most important category in the consumer price index is Food and beverages (45.86 percent of total weight). Housing accounts for 10 percent; Transport and communication for 8.6 percent; Fuel and light for 6.84 percent; Clothing and footwear for 6.5 percent; Medical care for 5.9 percent and education for 4.5 percent. Consumer price changes in India can be very volatile due to dependence on energy imports, the uncertain impact of monsoon rains on its large farm sector, difficulties transporting food items to market because of its poor roads and infrastructure and high fiscal deficit. This page provides - India Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. India Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.88 3.58 12.17 1.54 2012 - 2017 percent Monthly
2012=100




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.80 Sep/17
Brazil 2.80 Nov/17
Canada 1.40 Oct/17
China 1.70 Nov/17
Euro Area 1.50 Nov/17
France 1.20 Nov/17
Germany 1.80 Nov/17
India 4.88 Nov/17
Indonesia 3.30 Nov/17
Italy 0.90 Nov/17
Japan 0.20 Oct/17
Mexico 6.63 Nov/17
Netherlands 1.50 Nov/17
Russia 2.50 Nov/17
South Korea 1.30 Nov/17
Spain 1.70 Nov/17
Switzerland 0.80 Nov/17
Turkey 12.98 Nov/17
United Kingdom 3.10 Nov/17
United States 2.20 Nov/17